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Proposed changes will align EM standards with new CoPs

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December 1, 2017

Identify who the backup leadership will be in the event your command incident officer isn’t available during an emergency, start putting together contact information on staff, physicians, suppliers, volunteers and others who you might need to communicate with, and ensure you can legally keep operating off site if that becomes necessary.

Those are among the new requirements The Joint Commission (TJC) hoped to add to its Emergency Management standards by November 15, pending approval by CMS.

The accreditor released prepublication standards at press time, but on September 29, Joint Commission acting Director of Engineering John Maurer provided an update on the standards at TJC’s Chicago session of its annual Executive Briefings.

New CoPs took effect November 15



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